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Lessons from Trump’s racist tweets

PRESIDENT Donald Trump singled out four coloured members of the United States House of Represent­atives in his recent tweets.

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The Man, The Legend, The Road Name

SOMEONE rightly opined the late Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Dr Khoo Kay Kim was a man without race.

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Deepfake is worse than fake news

IMAGINE the unthinkable: Someone of substance in the Chinese community saying something deeply racist on video about the death of a Malay policeman in the aftermath of a racial skirmish in Kuala Lumpur.

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It is the institution that matters

I HAVE nothing against Latheefa Koya. In fact, I have a lot of respect for her as a lawyer, human rights activist and politician. She has made her name as someone who speaks her mind.

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Please stay the course, PH!

THE Pakatan Harapan government is still grappling with issues real and imaginary a year after coming to power. So much has been said about the performance of the present government.

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We are never too old to work

Those above 60 years should not be taken for granted as they are poised to transform society in the 21st century.

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An obituary for the book industry?

MANY writers certainly aspire to be J.K. Rowling, one of the most commercially successful novelists in the world today. She is said to be worth RM4bil.

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A gathering unlike any other

WHEN I joined Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) as a researcher in 1977, I shared a room with the late Abdullah Hussain. He was already a well-known novelist and short story writer. He later became the country’s eighth Sasterawan Negara (national laureate). He was once the editor of the entertainment magazine Gelanggang partly owned by the great P. Ramlee. Naturally, he had a lot of stories to tell about his days in Singapore during the best years of Malay cinema.

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Money at the bottom of the pyramid

Empowering the ‘poor’ makes a lot of business and economic sense.


Give us clear plans for the economy

FROM HOPEFUL RAKYAT , Puchong, Selangor